Popular Historian and Accessible History: Manu S. Pillai at KLF
Manu S. Pillai, popular historian and researcher, will participate in the sixth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival in 2023. Through his books, The Ivory Throne: Chronicles of the House of Travancore, Rebel Sultans: The Deccan from Khilji to Shivaji, and, The Courtesan, the Mahatma & the Italian Brahmin: Tales from Indian History, he inspired young crowds to read history. False Allies: India’s Maharajahs in the Age of Ravi Varma, Pillai’s most recent book, reassesses the erstwhile portrayal of Indian princely kingdoms and maharajahs and offers a new perspective. The Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar was awarded for his first book, The Ivory Throne: Chronicles of the House of Travancore, in 2017.
Kerala Literature Festival, the second-largest literature festival in Asia, will be held on the Kozhikode beach from January 12–15, 2023. The four-day festival features more than 500 speakers and authors from all over the world. The festival is organised by the DC Kizhakemuri Foundation with the support of the Government of Kerala.
The much-awaited gala for literary enthusiasts is open for registration; click here to register